Earth Science Week 2011 will be celebrated October 9–15. To give you plenty of time to prepare, the American Geological Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the 2011 Earth Science Week Toolkit, which contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's theme of "Our Ever-Changing Earth." The…Continue
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This new curriculum will provide middle school students with an engaging look at how the ocean impacts life on Earth. The units address a broad range of science standards, including National Science Education Standards, Ocean Literacy Essential Principles, and a range of state standards. The program is being developed with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and with the participation of scientists from NOAA, the Rutgers University Institute of Marine…Continue
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Last Sunday night, 10 April, PBS aired a one-hour special on climate change and sustainable energy, called Earth: The Operators' Manual (ETOM). ETOM has a website with segments that are available for download - visit the Earth: The Operators' Manual website and download. Here teachers will find ways to use the…Continue
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Educator-friendly EduBlogs is sponsoring the Teacher Challenge, a series of themed posts that guide participants toward goals like "30 days to get your students blogging" or "30 days to ensuring privacy and student safety on the Web."This month's challenge introduces you to 30 web tools that can support good teaching. The archive of all the past Teacher Challenge posts are available …Continue
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From Education Week - April 19, 2011
Fans of education data-mining—or comedian Stephen Colbert—take notice: A new research competition with a host of edu-celebrity judges could land you a trip to "Colbert Nation."
DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that pairs teachers' classroom requests for equipment and resources with contributors, has opened its database to researchers and "data-crunchers" with a …Continue
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PhET is currently developing interactive simulations for middle school. We’re looking for middle school teachers who would be willing to provide occasional feedback to help us develop new and revised simulations specifically targeted at 5th-8th grade students.
- Know a middle school teacher? Please forward them this email.
- Are you a middle school teacher? We want your help to make great simulations for your classroom! If you would like to participate,…Continue
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Deadline: May 13, 2011
Celebrate Earth Day with middle…Continue
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Are you elevating “green actions” to show your interest in the environment? Earth Day, April 22, is the perfect occasion for your best “green activity” and Nickolodeon wants to contribute. If you have an Earth Day event that is scheduled to happen before April 5, contact Maitland.Lachman@mtvstaff.com. Maitland has flip cams to capture footage of events that feature kids, classes, organizations, or schools with interesting…Continue
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The Goal of the Noon Day Project is to have students measure the circumference of the earth using a method that was first used by Eratosthenes over 2000 years ago. Students at various sites around the world will measure shadows cast by a meter stick and compare their results. From this data students will be able to calculate the circumference of the earth.
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If you are a member of NSTA - please think about providing feedback.
A team of science educators has developed a new NSTA position statement acknowledging the value of 21st-century skills within the context of science education. The statement advocates for the science education community to support 21st-century skills consistent with best practices across a science education system and notes…Continue
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Share your experience, practices, and stories by writing for Principal Leadership magazine. Two of the upcoming issues might be especially suitable for our members.
A Good Look at the Hard Sciences
What is the state of secondary education with regard to practices in science, mathematics, and engineering? Hear from the experts, advocates, and practitioners about what is and what…
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The draft science education standards framework has been released - please consider reviewing and providing feedback.Continue
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I just watched a really fun and insightful video on TED.com - hope you take a few minutes and watch it.
Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" -- a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?Continue
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